The Republicans win a house majority as nine veterans of current wars win seats on Capital Hill.
WASHINGTON — The number of veterans in Congress with first-hand experience of the current wars will more than double next year, after voters backed a slate of new Republican veteran candidates Tuesday night.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard the case of an Army reservist who alleges he was fired from his job in 2004 because he was deployed by the military. The case is the first that the high court has considered involving the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
WASHINGTON — Republicans rolled up historic gains to seize control of the House on Tuesday, as voters disenchanted with the economy, President Obama and government dealt a strong rebuke to Democrats in every corner of the country.
BAGHDAD — Rapid-fire bombings and mortar strikes killed 76 people and wounded more than 200 across Baghdad’s myriad neighborhoods Tuesday, demonstrating the insurgents’ ability to carry out coordinated strikes from one side of the capital to the other.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park will offer free admission to the public on Veteran’s Day to honor all past and current members of the U.S. armed forces.
SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan — Highlighting the importance of shoring up security at the border, U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry visited a crossing in southern Afghanistan on Monday, stressing positives, but also the need for more cooperation and equipment.
NAWA, AFGHANISTAN – U.S. Marines have begun handing over some of their small bases to the Afghan army in this once-volatile district in the country’s southwest, a transition that top military commanders intend to cite as proof that the Obama administration’s troop escalation and counterinsurgency strategy are succeeding.
A computer glitch led the Air Force to believe it had given approximately 400 Airmen outdated anthrax vaccine last month. The service briefly suspended the inoculations on Oct. 26 while medical centers across the Air Force scrambled to make sure vaccines were current.
Greece’s capital was hit by a second day of apparently coordinated attacks Tuesday after mail bombs exploded at the Swiss and Russian embassies and police detonated suspicious packages at the Bulgarian embassy, outside Parliament and at a courier company.
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Monday indefinitely extended its freeze on a judge’s order halting enforcement of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, heightening pressure on the Obama administration to persuade the U.S. Senate to repeal the law before a new Congress is sworn in.
SAN’A, Yemen — Yemen put a U.S.-born radical cleric on trial in absentia Tuesday, accusing him and two other men with plotting to kill foreigners and of being members of al-Qaida.
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